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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... for wine and beer for after dinner. Sarah ran to pharmacy to buy us sun screen. We've needed all week and know we will need in Santorini. Sarah's story about miming with lady to find sunscreen is funny. Our Amalia hotel us out from town. Uninteresting dinner Buffet ( we keep dreaming about fish dinner in Nafplion to keep us happy). Marty set up table outside rooms on grassy lawn to view moon and stars while sipping cocktails and retelling stories about today and of course our past ...
We spend the morning cleaning, washing and old jobs before driving into town, the Vodafone SIM card and dongle won't work. It connects to the Internet but we can't open any pages! The girl in the shop played around with it for a short while and the called technical services, who couldn't get it to work either. We gave up! We set off for the Vale of Tembi, a massive gorge carved out by the Pinios River between Mt Olympus and Mt Ossa. The roads were very quite, it makes you ...
... work on the tasks of the day. Lunch happens at maybe 1:00, and then, after a siesta, the monks or nuns get back to work. There's another worship service at 6:00, and the monastery closes at sunset. Dinner is a small, simple affair that the monks or nuns take in their own rooms.
We visited the Monastery Varlaam first, which is named after the first monk that lived up in Meteora. Not many monks live up in the area now because it's very touristy, which tends to be very ...
... t force herself out of the room all night. We chose to stay at the Hotel Kastraki which is a beautiful looking place with, the gradually defrosting, Froso, our lovely very Greek lady host. Two rooms for EU 70.. what a bargain... internet in the rooms this time, yay we all breathed a sigh of relief and I even got my own room for these two nights with a balcony and all! As I said Gwendols was confined to quarters so after the obligatory ...
... three was Grand Meteora with 300 steps but even that was still pretty easy. Each of the monasteries is different in size and 2 are for nuns while the other 4 are for monks. Each has its own chapel (I think thats what they call them) and the most amazing views across to each other and down into the valley where Kalabaka is.
They close fairly early, around 5pm. It would be way cooler if they opened to sunset but they don't. After close, we headed back to Kalabaka ...